New Harmony High

School address information is accurate as of the 2017-2018 school year.   

5400 Douglas St.
New Orleans, LA 70117

Phone: 504-444-9404
School Hours: 8:30 AM-3:30 PM
Geographic Area: Downtown
Geographic Zone: 1

Grades Served This Year: Contact school for more information
Grades Served Next Year: 9th
First Day: 08/06/2018
Last Day: 05/25/2018

School Leadership

Principal: Sunny Dawn Summers
Board Chair: Steve Cochran, Executive Director for Restore the Mississippi River Delta Coalition and Associate VP for Environmental Defense Fund
Charter Organization: Contact school for more information
Authorizer: BESE

Mission Statement / Programmatic Model:
New Harmony High focuses on coastal restoration and preservation. We will prepare students for graduation, college, career and beyond through project based curriculum responding to the essential question: how will we thrive in Louisiana today and in the future? We will engage in communities through internships, participate in learning exhibitions, create autobiographies, and maintain portfolios to show long-term growth. We will be stewards for Lousiana's future.

School Performance

Most New Orleans public schools are charter schools, public schools governed by non-profit boards. Each board is given a contract to operate their charter school for a number of years. When the contract is up for renewal, the Orleans Parish School Board or Louisiana Department of Education uses school performance to determine if the contract should be renewed. If the school hasn’t demonstrated acceptable performance, it may close at the end of the school year, or be taken over by a new non-profit board. 

Letter Grade: Contact school for more information
SPS: Contact school for more information
Renewal Year: Contact school for more information

This school’s academic performance data and next renewal year as of November 2017 can be found above. For more information on how school performance is measured, click here. For more information on school accountability, click here.


How to apply, who is eligible to attend, and what factors determine which students are assigned. For more info on priorities and how OneApp works, click here.

Application Process: OneApp
Applications Due: 05/25/2018

New Harmony High

Grade(s) 9

Eligibility: Louisiana Residents
Priority: (1) Siblings, (2) then All other applicants

School Features

Highlighted program offerings, transportation details, and other provided services.

Transportation: Yes
Before Care: No
After Care: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Features & Programs:
Coastal restoration and preservation, field work, individualized learning plans.

Jumpstart Pathways:
Contact school for more information

Team Sports / After School Activities:
Club Sports: swimming

Language Support:
Interpretation Available: remotely in Spanish, remotely in Vietnamese | Translation Available: upon request in Spanish, upon request in Vietnamese

Student Support Services:
Arts-Expression Based Interventions, Community Partnerships, Gifted And Talented Services, Healthcare Provider Partnerships, Health Screenings And Immunization Services, Post-Graduation Support, Proactive Early Intervention Program For Students At-Risk For Reading Disabilities Including Dyslexia, Restorative Counseling and Approaches

Special Education Model: